Scandinavia - Finland (Chapter)
This is the Finland chapter from Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guidebook.
There's something pure in the Finnish air and spirit that's incredibly vital and exciting. Although in the vanguard of nations, large parts of Finland remain gloriously remote; trendsetting modern Helsinki is counterbalanced by vast forested wildernesses in the north and east.
- immerse yourself in harbourside Helsinki, creative melting pot for the latest in Finnish design and nightlife
- marvel at the shimmering lake-scapes of handsome Savonlinna, and see top-quality opera in its medieval castle
- cruise Lakeland waterways, gorge on tiny fish, and sweat it in the huge smoke sauna at Kuopio
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Helsinki, Porvoo, South Coast, Turku, Naantali, Hanko, Åland, Mariehamn, Around the Islands, Southwestern Finland, Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Rauma, Vaasa, Jakobstad, Lakeland, Karelia & the East, Lappeenranta, Savonlinna & around, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Joensuu, Ilomantsi, Treks around Karelia, Lake Pielinen Region, Kajaani, Kuhmo, Oulu, Kuusamo, Oulanka National Park, Lapland, Kemi, Tornio, Rovaniemi, Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Northwestern Lapland, Understand Finland, History, the Finns, Arts, a Country of Forests and Lakes, Finnish Cuisine, Survival Guide, Directory, Getting There & Away, and Getting Around.
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